• Victor spends more time with his family

  • Julien fullfills his dreams

  • Claude looks for new customers

  • Benoît improves the quality of his services

  • Something else ?


What can 5 o'clock do for you?

Operations management
  • Follow-up of customer orders
  • Invoicing, payment tracking and recovery
  • Cash monitoring
  • Contract monitoring
  • Check of supplier invoices
  • Notifications to various public service sectors (Bébat, Récupel,…)
  • Purchasing and stock management
  • Translations and text corrections in French, Dutch and English
  • ...
Project management
  • Offer administrative support to meet tenders
  • Introduce and ensure the follow-up of subsidies demands
  • Organize customer events
  • Implement a simple management tool
  • Retro planning and project monitoring
  • Offer a thorough analysis and advice to improve the implementation of the project
  • ...
Improve your internal organization
  • Coordinate all administrative tasks
  • Develop a dashboard, statistics
  • Implement simple or simplified procedures
  • Structure and improve computer files
  • Facilitate exchange and good communication with the accountant
  • ...

Who's behind 5 O'clock?

Catherine de Buck van Overstraeten has 20 years of experience in B2B and B2C in very small and medium sized enterprises as well as multinationals, including 5 years of experience as operational manager of a very small company with a turnover of 1.2 million euros.

Her primary goal has always been to learn and to understand the interactivity between different departments of a company. So, she has had many different responsibilities, such as marketing, logistics, consulting, project management, operational management of SMEs, facility management, contract management, event organization, …

Rich of all those experiences and realizing that self-employed and managers of VSEs and SMEs often have not enough time to step back to take the right decisions, have a delay in the invoicing, have unpaid customer invoices for months or have other management concerns, she created the startup 5 o’clock to help them. They can delegate their administrative tasks and focus on what is essential to them (look for leads, increase the sales, spend more time with their family, find a better work/life balance …)

She is fluent in French, Dutch and English. Her mother tongue is French. She studied in Bruges (city in the Dutch speaking part of Belgium) and in Greeley, Colorado (USA). She uses these 3 languages daily.



« You’re born an original, don’t die a copy. »

John Masons


« The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively. »

Bob Marley


« No one has ever made himself great by showing how small someone else is. »

Irvin Himmel


A non-shared ownership is a dead possession. »

Robert Sabatier

They trust in 5 o'clock. Thanks for that!

Super-efficient, super dynamic and source of interesting ideas.

Atelier gestion

I was overwhelmed in my private administration. Catherine came and quickly put order in my papers. I’m really relieved.

Madame H.

I can only thank you for your responsiveness and professionalism! CEFIM will certainly come back to you for any translation work.